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Apartments & Property Management, Industry News & Tips

How to Find Good Tenants: Worthwhile Property Repair & Improvements

The ideal tenant is within your reach. Rental property repair and improvements are a worthwhile investment to increase occupancy in your building.

The rental market is growing, particularly in urban areas. More people are opting for the convenience of renting and living in town—which is great news for property owners, particularly in cities. While you can’t change your building’s location, simple property repair, improvements and upgrades will easily increase your appeal to the ideal tenant. Not only will upgrades boost your occupancy, you’ll retain great tenants who are willing to pay a little more for their ideal property.

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How to Find Prospective Tenants Without Seeming Desperate

As seasons come and go, so do renters. Here’s how to advertise a property for rent and find prospective tenants during the off-season.

As a building manager, it’s tough to know how to find good tenants. No time is this truer than the off-season. Whether you’re in a college neighborhood when students leave for the summer, or you’re trying to fill vacancies when the weather turns cold, finding your ideal prospective tenant is a challenge. You can end up with decisions you’ll later regret. Here’s how to find good tenants you’ll want renting long into the future, even when the leasing slump is over.

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Furnished Apartments: Good Idea or Bad Idea?

Is the extra money and effort it takes to furnish an apartment worth the work?

Property owners often make tough decisions as to what perks they offer their renters. For many years, utilities-included rental options (heat, energy and water) were a competitive advantage. Nowadays, additional specialized markets have arisen to address more specific renter needs (like small-space studios), so property owners must adapt and offer new services to fit these changing market needs. One such marketplace is fully furnished apartments. Some renters don’t want the hassle of moving furniture into an apartment or worrying about choosing décor. Others have temporary situations, like work or school, which makes a fully furnished apartment very appealing. But is the the extra money and time it takes to furnish an apartment worth it for landlords?

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Low Cost Ways to Improve Your Rental Property

Until the time is right to put some big money back into your rental property, you can improve the look and feel of the building by making small, inexpensive enhancements.

Rental property improvements are never a bad idea. An updated look often lures in new tenants, while current tenants appreciate seeing maintenance staff around fixing pieces in public areas. The challenge of property improvements is mostly cost. The time spent fixing something up plus the cost of the materials can really cut into a budget if not properly considered. On the other hand, it’s possible to recoup some serious revenue if those improvements lead to great tenants who stick around for the long-term. Let’s take a look at more than 10 great ways to spruce up a rental property for prospective tenants.

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Lawn Care and Landscaping Maintenance:
Tips for Spring

Not only will spring lawn care and landscaping help you to get a major head start on your outdoor projects, it will also help to ease the overall workload for the entire year!

With spring almost upon us, it’s  time to start thinking about how to prep your lawn for spring and get your landscaping in shape for summer. Sure, there’s a lot to do, but with proper planning, timing and a little landscaping maintenance you can create a beautiful and attractive environment that can help make your business stand out from the crowd. Before you get started on any other  outdoor projects, there’s some spring clean up you can do first to help make this year’s lawn care and landscaping maintenance go far more smoothly.

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Apartments & Property Management, Industry News & Tips

Your How-To Guide: Attracting & Keeping Good Tenants

Every landlord faces the same challenge: finding and keeping good tenants. It can be a lot harder than you might think.

At the same time, it doesn’t have to be difficult if you understand what a good tenant is and what they look for in a rental property. There are a number of factors to consider when trying to attract responsible tenants. Some are obvious, but others are much less so. Figure out what these factors are and you’re on your way to saving (and making) money.

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